I’m still going through my little black and white phase with regard to digital painting. Even worse, I’ve decided to do an oil version of my Meryl Streep digital pic too! I started this one a few days ago by doing a rough sketch/underpainting in acrylic. Then I started adding the first oils layer.
Oils take such a long time to dry, so this one will probably be a longer project as I am going to wait for each layer to dry properly before doing the next. It’s currently sitting on my easel drying out. In the past I have been a bit ‘gung-ho’ and started working on an oil while the paint was still a bit tacky, and what I found happens is that the next layer has a shine, kind of like plastic, to it. I will take a few photo’s of it as I work on it and will blog that when it is totally finished (probably a few weeks time).
Meanwhile… while I really enjoyed doing the John Lennon and George Harrison Beatle paintings (back to digital now), there was never really an idea to do all four. For me I find that if I am really not into something I am painting I don’t enjoy it as much. I’ve never been a huge fan of Paul McCartney, or Ringo Starr. Personally, I think it shows in these paintings.
Just for fun though, I put them together as if they might look on an album or something. For reference pics I used actual photos of John and George, which of course were taken later than the other two, which came from earlier and much grainier shots. These are hard to get the details correct as they are just too small and blurry. I have to say for me, I enjoyed doing George the most!
Anyway..for your entertainment… The Beatles!